Big Bill Broonzy

1903 - 1958

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Big Bill Broonzy (born Lee Conley Bradley, June 26, 1903 – August 14, 1958) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s, when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Big Bill Broonzy has received more than 420,519 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Big Bill Broonzy is the 868th most popular musician (down from 775th in 2019), the 4,328th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,792nd in 2019) and the 312th most popular American Musician.

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  • 420k

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  • 61.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Big Bill Broonzy ranks 868 out of 2,675Before him are Rita Lee, Benny Carter, Johann Gottfried Piefke, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ruggiero Ricci, and Alice. After him are Pinchas Zukerman, Brian Molko, Ignaz von Seyfried, Yusef Lateef, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Art Farmer.

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Among people born in 1903, Big Bill Broonzy ranks 166Before him are Dean Jagger, Abba P. Lerner, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hedtoft, Claude Dauphin, and Mary Norton. After him are W. Ross Ashby, Julio Antonio Mella, Felice Bonetto, Matvey Blanter, Alejandro Casona, and Ivar Johansson. Among people deceased in 1958, Big Bill Broonzy ranks 91Before him are John Boland, Frédéric François-Marsal, Max Jakob Friedländer, Otto Witte, Cândido Rondon, and Evgeny Schwartz. After him are J. G. Strijdom, Francisco Olazar, Ferdinand Bruckner, Maurice Germot, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, and Billy Meredith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Big Bill Broonzy ranks 4,328 out of 15,968Before him are Kevin Durant (1988), Mercedes de Acosta (1892), Anita O'Day (1919), Denis O'Hare (1962), Nikos Galis (1957), and Lew Ayres (1908). After him are Ted Neeley (1943), Lewis Boss (1846), Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893), Dick Miller (1928), Moses Gunn (1929), and Michael G. Wilson (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Big Bill Broonzy ranks 312Before him are Ray Barretto (1929), Chaka Khan (1953), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), Benny Carter (1907), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935), and Ruggiero Ricci (1918). After him are Yusef Lateef (1920), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), Art Farmer (1928), Rob Zombie (1965), Ted Nugent (1948), and Mike Mangini (1963).